Material Selection Guide

The table below gives you advice on which material grades are suitable for which application and wavelength range.

  • Sensing/imaging: usually with lower power levels, wider range of wavelengths
  • Power transmission: higher power levels, longer distance traveled inside the glass (e.g. high power laser applications)
  • Radiation environment: optical system is working under radiation (electrons, neutrons, high power short wavelength irradiation, e.g.: Space)
+ = good // o = acceptable // - = not recommended